Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add bacon, cooking until crisp and fat is rendered.
Drizzle maple syrup over the top of the bacon to caramelize right before removing from heat.
Remove bacon and let drain on a paper towel until ready to use.
Spray a loaf pan liberally with non-stick spray or grease with butter. You can use one, 10 X 6″ loaf pan or 2 smaller loaf pans.
In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon then set aside.
In a large bowl combine wet ingredients.
Whisk the egg and sugar together until smooth. Whisk in vanilla extract, peanut butter and butter.
Add bananas and milk and mix until combined.
Then add in dry ingredients slowing, mixing with a spoon until batter comes together.
Fold in the chocolate chips until combined.
Pour batter into the loaf pans and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes.
Pull loaves out of oven to top with the chopped up bacon bits.
Press the chopped bacon pieces into the top of the loaf’s, pressed in slightly so they will bake into the bread.
Bake for 10 more minutes and pull out of oven to rest.
Let rest until cooled before cutting into the bread.
Serve with butter or more peanut butter smeared on top and try not to eat the whole thing in 24 hours… I dare you.